Breakthrough - The Future is Gender Equality.

Joanna Hayter

Activist + Social Justice Champion

Joanna Hayter

Joanna has been the CEO of the International Women’ Development Agency (IWDA) since 2010.

IWDA boasts rights as the only Australian development agency solely focused on gender equality and equal rights.

Joanna has worked across the international development, human rights and social justice sectors for over 30 years, with experience ranging across four continents and 25 countries including long term residencies in Myanmar, Vietnam and Japan, and nearly a decade across African nations. With experience ranging across four continents and 25 countries, her former roles include Country Director for the Burnet Institute in Burma; Country Director for Save the Children UK in Vietnam; and Regional Director for Africa with the Overseas Service Bureau. Joanna has also managed her own consultancy, with clients including the UN and government and international NGOs.

She is presently a member of the Australian Council for International Development board and a founding member of the Australian NGO Coalition for Women, Peace and Security.

Hear Joanna speak in Women Without Borders Break Out session, as part of Our Common Cause – Equality.